10 Best Running Tank Tops Rated & Tested

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If you’re looking to stay cool and breezy while you run, a tank top is a great option.  In this list, we take a look at some of the best for both men and women. Read on and find which one will work best for you.

Brooks Ghost Racerback
  • Brooks Ghost Racerback
  • 4.8 out of 5
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  • Drilayer Wicking
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Nike Dry Miler
  • Nike Dry Miler
  • 4.8 out of 5
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  • Dri-FIT Technology
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Asics Essential Core
  • Asics Essential Core
  • 4.8 out of 5
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  • Flat Seam Construction
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10 Best Running Tank Tops

 

Brooks Ghost Racerback

Brooks Ghost Racerback
This one is semi fitted and follows the contours of the body for extra comfort and coolness. It comes from a top-notch brand and is of great quality with its great moisture-wicking and scoop neckline.
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Comfort/Fit
This feels good and keeps you cool. The ventilation technology is great, with vented side seams and dri-layer fabric which wicks away moisture very effectively. It feels good on the skin and won’t chafe.

Quality/Durability
There seem to be no durability issues, and the quality is, as always with Brooks, very good. You can get this one in a few nice, vibrant colors choices.

Cost
Like most on this list, this isn’t the cheapest thing you’ll find, but it’s a top-quality piece of equipment at a reasonable price.
Pros
  • Great ventilation and moisture-wicking
  • Will keep you really cool
  • Nice color choices
  • Feels comfortable
Cons
  • Less well-known and well-tested than some on this list

Nike Dry Miler

Nike Dry Miler
This one comes in a load of choices, so if you’re a fashion-conscious soul, it’s absolutely a great choice. It’s really well-ventilated to keep you nice and cool during the sweatiest of runs and it designed to increase and allow a free range of motion.
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Comfort/Fit
It’s a really comfortable choice with a mesh back and sweat-wicking technology. It’s really lightweight, it feels soft on the skin and it fits very well. The cut is good for keeping you cool, but isn’t too low to be distracting or uncomfortable. Overall, it has a great fit and comfy design.

Quality/Durability
Loads of top quality color choices with lots of great vivid designs. The fit is reliable and the quality is great. There seem to be no durability issues at all.

Cost
A little pricier than some on this list, though it is worth the cost.
Pros
  • If you want a wide range of colors, this is a great choice.
  • Good ventilation
  • Feels soft on the skin
  • The fit is very reliable.
  • Nice sweat-wicking technology
Cons
  • A little expensive

TCA Reversible Workout

TCA Reversible Workout
This is a good low-cost but good-quality option if you’re looking to pick up something decent while saving a few bucks. There are six different colur designs, all of which are reversible, which can help to keep your wardrobe fresh. The fabric is not as high-tech as some others on this list but it’s still pretty breathable and well-ventilated.
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Comfort/Fit
The fit is not as good as some others on this list, and can feel a little baggy, so you might want to buy a smaller size than usual. Otherwise, this is a good buy. The ventilation is decent compared to most tank tops on the market and the moisture-wicking is good enough unless you’re particularly sweaty.

Quality/Durability
The durability of this one isn’t as good as some of the more expensive options, but considering the price of this one it will still give you a decent amount of wear for the cost. Otherwise, the quality is good and it’s a nice choice if you want something trusty but low-cost.

Cost
One of the cheapest on this list.
Pros
  • Good price point
  • Reversible design
  • If you want something a little more basic, this is a great option.
Cons
  • Doesn’t come with the flash, flair and reliability of some of the pricier options on this list, but that isn’t inherently a bad thing.

Adidas Training Keyhole

Adidas Training Keyhole
This is 100% polyester and has a relaxed, comfortable fit. The material is very thin, which some might like. This is another one that comes in many color options, but they’re more pastel and mellow than some of the others on this list. So if you look for something low-key , this could be a good option.
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Comfort/Fit
The Climalite design wicks away sweat to keep you cool, as well as the the open back and deep scoop neck. It’s better suited for those with a slim shape rather than an hourglass shape. It’s good and loose and the material doesn’t chafe in any way.

Quality/Durability
The fit can be a little bit off on occasion, and some don’t like how thin and loose the top is. Otherwise, the quality is very good, along with the durability.

Cost
It’s around an average price for this list.
Pros
  • Very relaxed and comfortable fit
  • Open-backed with a deep scoop neck for minimal coverage
  • Nice pastel designs
  • Really good for keeping cool
Cons
  • The sizing is occasionally a little off.
  • Some don’t like how loose the garment is.

Under Armour Tech

Under Armour Tech
This is the top men’s choice on this list, and it’s a great one. The color designs are nice, the fit is good and soft material wicks sweat very well. The fabric has a very good feel on the skin, which is great for comfort and an enjoyable run.
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Comfort/Fit
This dries very quickly, which is great for battling the sweatiest of runs. The sweat-wicking design is very effective and its breathable. If you’re keen to get something that feels soft and comfy on the skin, this is a great option.

Quality/Durability
Some reviewers had an issue with the fit of the tank top. Otherwise, this is of very good quality and the durability seems to be pretty good.

Cost
If you want something that’s a decent price point but good quality, this is a good choice.
Pros
  • Decent price point
  • Very soft and comfortable
  • Excellent for combating sweat and keeping you cool
  • Comes in a good selection of color choices.
Cons
  • The sizing can be a little off occasionally.
  • Some don’t like the fit

Adidas Performance Ultimate

Adidas Performance Ultimate
This is another good choice for men – it comes in six different colors and has a slim fit with a v-neck design. It’s another comfortable option and is lightweight and versatile.
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Comfort/Fit
This wicks sweat very well and the fit allows you to stay cool when you run. The fit is very good and works well with most body types. The material is quite thin, which is nice on a hot day and it dries very quickly.

Quality/Durability
A very small amount of users have found durability issues, but this seems to be pretty rare. The quality is otherwise very good.

Cost
It’s another average price for this list.
Pros
  • Wicks sweat well
  • Dries very quickly
  • Nice fit, with cool material
  • There are many colors to choose from.
Cons
  • A few reviewers experienced durability issues.

Asics Essential Core

Asics Essential Core
This comes in ten different colors and is designed to reduce chafing. It has good moisture management technology and won’t get you too sweaty or too wet. The soft material is lightweight and comfortable.
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Comfort/Fit
It has a slim fit, and the arm and neck holes are quite spacious, which is great for ventilation. There are no fancy gimmicks here, but it’s pretty lightweight material and will keep you fairly cool. The material is soft against the skin. This isn’t a dri-fit choice like some others on this list, but it will keep you much cooler than your average tank top.

Quality/Durability
The durability with this one is pretty good and won’t flare out like others do. It has a little bit of stretch, but retains its shape and doesn't become too baggy.

Cost
This is one of the slightly cheaper options here.
Pros
  • Nice slim fit design
  • Slightly cheaper than some others on this list
  • Decent durability
  • Good amount of stretch
  • Spacious holes for the arms and neck
  • The fit and feel is nice.
Cons
  • Doesn’t have the dri-fit technology of some on this list

Saucony Strider

Saucony Strider
This features a four way stretch fabric and a nice loose fit to keep you cool, flexible and moving. The moisture management is good and it has a lightweight design. It comes in eight different colour designs, some of which are really flashy if you’re keen on making a statement.
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Comfort/Fit
This is a very comfortable design, with flat stitches for extra comfort and good stretch. The fit is a little wide for some, so if you looking for something little more streamlined, this might not be for you. The design of the back keeps you cool.

Quality/Durability
Like most Saucony products, this has a decent shelf life, so it’ll keep you performing for a while. The sizes can occasionally be a little off, but this is otherwise of very good quality.

Cost
It’s slightly above average for this list, but only marginally so.
Pros
  • The four-way stretch fabric is good.
  • Lots of airiness for good breathability
  • The color designs have a nice aesthetic.
  • Built for flexibility and mobility
Cons
  • Slightly more pricey than other top-quality options
  • Sometimes the sizes can be a little off

New Balance Tempo Running

New Balance Tempo Running
This one has quite thin straps on the shoulders, for less coverage and more coolness. It wicks moisture well and has anti-microbial properties to avoid any unfortunate results of the longest, hardest and sweatiest runs. It’s quite stretchy, which gives it a good fit.
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Comfort/Fit
The cut is nice, and allows for mobility without being too loose. It feels good against the skin and the fabric doesn’t chafe or irritate. It doesn’t have the top-notch breathability of some others on this list, but it still does a better job than most tank tops on the market. Some people don’t like the cut of the neck, but it’s otherwise a very comfy addition to your running wardrobe.

Quality/Durability
The fit might be a little tight for some, so you might want to consider buying a size up. A few reviewers found some durability issues, but overall, the durability was good.

Cost
This has a decent price point, so if you’re looking for something good without spending too many bucks, this one is a good choice.
Pros
  • Wicks moisture well.
  • Good stretchy design.
  • Good price point.
  • Anti-microbial properties.
  • Feels good against the skin.
Cons
  • Can be a little tight for some.
  • Some don’t like the cut of the neck.
  • Doesn’t have the best breathability.

Salomon Trail Runner

Salomon Trail Runner
This tank top is designed for those who like to pound the trails, although it can be used for road running too. It has mesh and stretch for breathability and comfort. This is light and it has flatlock seams.
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Comfort/Fit
This is comfortable and is good for hot weather runs. It combats heat and moisture well and will keep you cool. The neck might be a little tight for some, but it’s certainly not restrictive.

Quality/Durability
With Salomon, you know you’re getting a top-quality product with good technology. There have been no durability issues with reviewers, so like other Salomon products, you can expect this to last a long time.

Cost
This one is quite pricey.
Pros
  • Cool and comfortable
  • Good breathable, lightweight design
  • The mesh design will keep you sweat-free.
Cons
  • It’s a pricey option.
  • The neck might be a little high for some runners.

So there we have it – the 10 best tank tops. Whether male or female, and whatever your budget, there’ll be something here to keep you cool, comfortable and on top of your game.

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